Graduating Redbirds: Presidential Scholar finds purpose in preserving the planet

Emmi Chambers in graduation gown

In every field—be it medicine, business, sports, the arts, etc.—someone has to lead the way. Emmi Chambers, while proud of a Redbird lineage that dates back three generations, has charted her own precedent-setting path as the first Illinois State University student to commit to the curriculum of the new environmental systems science and sustainability (ESSS) major.

Spring Commencement 2021

Jenna McGill of Yorkville, an exercise science major finishing her undergraduate degree, attended the Redbird Stage Crossing with her parents.

Illinois State University will award approximately 3,400 baccalaureate degrees and more than 700 graduate degrees to spring and summer 2021 graduates.

How to make the most of your Redbird Stage Crossing experience

Two women wear commencement caps and gowns pose on the green Quad with Watterson in the distance behind them

The day you have been waiting for is quickly approaching! It’s time to make sure your Redbird Stage Crossing experience lives up to your expectations. Here are some quick tips to make your day the best it can be. Be planful about your day Although the Redbird Stage Crossing itself is brief, you may surround

Commencement ceremonies available December 12

ISU seal projected

Illinois State will present the ceremonies online to celebrate the achievements of the 2020 winter graduates. The recorded ceremonies will be available on the Commencement website by December 12.

In their words: Joseph Berg reflects on graduating during the pandemic

Joseph Berg

Joseph Berg is not a traditional college student, but that did not discourage him from making the most of his experience at Illinois State. After a few years of feeling unfulfilled in the workforce, he decided to commit to his education by joining the Redbird family. He was eager to polish his professional skills and set himself up for a career he could be passionate about.